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Senior MEP fears Brexit will INTENSIFY EU pressure on countries who have REFUSED the euro

The European Union could try to exploit Brexit and impose the euro currency onto the remaining eight countries inside the bloc who do not use the euro, according to a Polish MEP. Speaking to the Institute of Government yesterday, the Polish MEP Danuta Hübner fears that Brexit could result in pushing more countries towards the eurozone. This comes amid plans between EU leaders, including Jean-Claude Juncker and Emmanuel Macron, to expand the current eurozone and push integration this year. The French President has ambitious reform plans for the Brussels bloc,…

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‘The Bookkeeper of Auschwitz’: Nazi guard, 96, begs for mercy to avoid jail

Lawyers for 96-year-old Oskar Groening submitted a clemency appeal to prosecutors almost three years after he was sentenced to four years behind bars. Groening did not murder any prisoners at the notorious death camp but was responsible for funnelling back to Germany cash and valuables stolen from victims. The “enthusiastic” Waffen SS recruit was found guilty of facilitating mass murder after a trial in 2015. Groening, who admitted “moral guilt” but denied legal culpability, avoided immediate jail by appealing on the grounds of ill-health. Yesterday, justice officials in Lower Saxony…

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Retired Britons stabbed and robbed on dream trip to South Africa’s Table Mountain

GETTY Don and Yvonne Cormack were stabbed and robbed in Cape Town Don and Yvonne Cormack, from Harlow, Essex, were knifed on Table Mountain, in the city of Cape Town, Western Cape province, south-western South Africa. Mr Cormack, 71, has been left in hospital after being stabbed nine times by the robbers on the Silvermine hiking trail near the picturesque Kalk Bay. Mrs Cormack, 67, tried to protect her husband from the two knifemen and was also stabbed. She told how the couple had been with a group of seven…

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Czech election latest: Zeman plots to hold on to presidency against pro-EU Drahos

GETTY Milos Zeman’s re-election would come as a blow to the EU The opponents are gearing up for an election run-off on January 26 and 27 in a battle which is already being compared to that fought between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the United States Presidential Election in 2016. The leader of the Party of Civic Rights, Mr Zeman, a 73-year-old who has courted the far-right in rejecting migrants from Muslim countries while pursuing warmer relations with Russia and China, was elected President of the Czech Republic in…

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OUSTED: Romania votes to kick Prime Minister out of office – Tudose RESIGNS

Party sources said Mr Tudose resigned moments after Social Democrat Party (PSD) seniors voted to withdraw political backing for the prime minister. He is the second Social Democrat leader to fall victim to internal party disputes in seven months. PSD senior Paul Stanescu has been appointed as interim prime minister, party officials said. It comes mere days after Mr Tudose made a veiled threat to hang members of Romania’s ethnic Hungarian minority over demands for autonomy. Hungary summoned Romania’s ambassador on Friday to formally complain about Mr Tudose’s controversial remarks.…

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United States of Europe: German minister unveils shocking EU plans to TAKE OVER Europe

The fervently pro-EU politician suggested European countries in the future will only be able to exercise self-control through the European Union. Mr Gabriel claimed even Germany – the EU’s largest and strongest financial contributor – would have to accept more EU rules in the coming years. He said: “In the world of the 21st Century, Europe will only be able to act on a sovereign basis via the European Union, by winning back sovereignty through the European Union.  “Even Germany, big and strong as it is, in tomorrow’s world will…

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Farage reveals four countries that will BRING DOWN EU ‘bullyboys’ in less than 10 years

The European Union has been facing growing dissent from the leaders of Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic – with Brussels beginning court action against the countries for failing to uphold their duties as EU member states. Mr Farage predicted the four Eastern European countries will ultimately lead the EU institutions to collapse in as little as 10 years. He said: “I heard Andrew Marr a few months ago say that if you listen to the Prime Ministers of Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia ‘they make Nigel…

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Czech election results LIVE: Zeman leads first round in major blow to EU

Voters are at ballot boxes today to select a new president, however, early exit results show the public have opted to keep their eurosceptic head of state, Milos Zeman. The vote, likely to end in a run-off in two weeks’ time, is seen as a referendum on the 73-year-old Zeman, in office since 2013, who has criticised migration from Muslim countries and Germany’s decision to accept many migrants in Europe. Early results show Zeman has taken 44.2 per cent of the vote against eight competitors, with his closest rival Jiri…

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‘Eurocrats are PRAYING’ Brussels fears ‘game-changing’ impact of Czech election

Czechs are heading to the polls today in the final day of voting to elect a new president, amid concerns in Brussels over the result. Reporting for the BBC, John Simpson told the Today programme that “Eurocrats in Brussels” are praying that the incumbent Milos Zemen “does very badly”. Mr Zemen, who has served as president for the past five years, has used his tenure to consistently rail against the powers of the European Union and has even suggested the Czech Republic hold a referendum on their membership of the bloc.  He…

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How Trump's 'Shithole Countries' Comment Echoes a Century of American Immigration Policy

“There’s always been this history of favoring some over others” More President Donald Trump has come under fire this week after reportedly asking lawmakers on Thursday why the United States would accept more people from “shithole countries” — which he defined as Haiti, El Salvador and parts of Africa — during a meeting in the Oval Office about a potential immigration deal. While the President’s vulgar phrasing may be unprecedented, his question comes with a long history. At various times in the past, America’s immigration system has openly favored some…

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